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Türkiye offers condolences for deadly fuel depot explosion, fire in Garabagh

27 September 2023 [19:55] - TODAY.AZ

Türkiye extended condolences Wednesday for a deadly fuel depot explosion and fire in the Garabagh region of Azerbaijan, Azernews reports, citing Anadolu Agency.

"We extend our condolences to the families of those who lost their lives in this tragic incident and wish a speedy recovery to the injured," said the Foreign Ministry. "If needed, Türkiye is ready to provide the necessary assistance."

According to the received information, dozens were killed and more than 200 were injured in the explosion at a fuel storage facility.

The facility is near Khankendi, where Azerbaijan started counterterrorism activities last Tuesday.

That was after two people were killed when a truck belonging to an Azerbaijani government institution hit a mine on the Ahmadbayli-Fuzuli-Shusha highway in the Jabrayil region last week. Four police officers responding to the scene were also killed when their vehicle struck another mine.

Later, Azerbaijan said it launched "counter-terrorism" measures in its Garabagh region to uphold provisions outlined in a trilateral peace agreement with Russia and Armenia to end a 2020 conflict.

Azerbaijan’s Defense Ministry said last Wednesday that under an agreement achieved with the command of the Russian peacekeeping contingent in the region, it decided to halt counter-terrorism activities.


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